Myanmar Opium Survey 2021: Cultivation, Production, and Implications
13 April 2022
This report presents the results of the nineteenth Myanmar opium survey. Examining the 2020/2021 opium growing season, it reflects data collected between November 2020 and January 2021 (end of winter harvest). As the first cultivation season following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it helps to understand the possible impact of the pandemic on Myanmar’s opium economy. However, it does not reflect the social, economic, security and governance disruptions that followed 1 February 2021.